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Conflict, Terrorism and the Media in Asia

Edited by Benjamin Cole

Routledge – 2008 – 160 pages

Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

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Description

There are many different kinds of sub-national conflicts across Asia, with a variety of causes, but since September 11, 2001 these have been increasingly portrayed as part of the global terrorist threat, to be dealt with by the War on Terror.

This major new study examines a wide range of such conflicts, showing how, despite their significant differences, they share the role of the media as interlocutor, and exploring how the media exercises this role. The book raises a number of issues concerning how the media report different forms of political violence and conflict, including issues of impartiality in the media's relations with governments and insurgents, and how the focus on the 'War on Terror' has led to some forms of violence - notably those employed by states for political purposes - to be overlooked.

As the issue of international terrorism remains one of the most pressing issues of the modern day, this is a significant and important book which will interest the general reader and scholars from all disciplines.

Reviews

'This book is an examination of the role of the media in relation to conflict and terrorism in Asia. The book raises a number of issues concerning how the media report different forms of political violence and how the focus on the war on terror has also led to these acts.' - Oxfam Development Resources Review

Contents

Introduction 1. US Journalism: Servant of the Nation, Scourge of the Truth 2. Al Qaeda, the Media, and the Struggle for Moderate Islam in Malaysia 3. Perning in the Gyre: Indonesia, the Globalised Media and the ‘War on Terror’ 4. The Philippines Media: Agent of Stability or Restraint? 5. Shooting the Messenger? Political Violence, Gujarat 2002 and the Indian News Media 6. Uyghur Separatism and Nationalism in Xinjiang. Conclusion

Author Bio

Dr Benjamin Cole is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Critical Incident Research, School of Psychology, University of Liverpool. He received his PhD in International Relations from Southampton University in 1998. He is also the co-author of the New Face of Terrorism with Dr Nadine Gurr (IB Tauris, 2001 & 2002).

Name: Conflict, Terrorism and the Media in Asia (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Benjamin Cole. There are many different kinds of sub-national conflicts across Asia, with a variety of causes, but since September 11, 2001 these have been increasingly portrayed as part of the global terrorist threat, to be dealt with by the War on Terror. This major...
Categories: Media Studies, Asian Studies (General), Chinese Studies, Terrorism, War & Conflict Studies, Security Studies - Military & Strategic, Politics & the Media, Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns